In this section you will find reports issued by Standard Life, including our Corporate Responsibility Report and reports on our industry and markets.
Savings and Investment Index - Wave 16 PDF (2.29Mb)
The Standard Life Savings & Investment Index is a quarterly survey of around 1500 people which measures consumer sentiment towards savings and investment. Data has been gathered since July 2005 and the Index has become a reliable and informative UK-wide barometer for the 'mood of the people'. Each wave of the research provides a meaningful measure of consumer preference for different types of savings and investment products, summarised in an overall Index score.
ClimateWise principles report for 2008 PDF (560Kb)
We are a signatory to ClimateWise, the insurance industry initiative through which members work individually and collectively to pro-actively reduce the societal and economic risks associated with climate change. Members include leading international brands from across the industry.
Age old stereotypes - Leading psychologist calls for recognition of new reality of ageing PDF (1.27Mb)
This report, the latest in the ‘Death of Retirement' series, adds to the body of evidence that the baby boomers will abolish the current understanding of the concept of retirement. Those born between 1946 and 1964 are more ambitious for the future than any other generation before at this age.
Corporate Responsibility Report 2008 PDF (1.3Mb)
Our strategic objective of being recognised as an outstanding corporate citizen in each of our communities, by 2012, reflects our company values of thinking holistically, being flexible, delivering performance and acting with integrity. Our corporate responsibility approach for 2008 was to build on the work achieved in previous years and to concentrate on the issues that are material to our business and stakeholders.
Death of Retirement PDF (3.5Mb)
Standard Life launches the 'Death of Retirement' report, which acknowledges a fundamental shift in people's attitudes towards retirement. The report reveals that people are more ambitious for an active third age than ever before, and in the report psychologist Honey Langcaster-James has made a call for the word retirement to be banned altogether.
The report finds that baby boomers want to travel, work, even launch new business ventures. As well as being personally ambitious, they may also need to provide for financial dependents, whether their children at university or parents' care. The challenge for government, society and the financial services industry is how to meet these complex financial needs and harness the baby boomer's ambitions for their future into lifelong saving.